Receiving Love

This groundbreaking book from the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and coauthors of Giving the Love that Heals is the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing couples today: Most of us are better at giving love ...

Author: Harville Hendrix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416507647

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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This groundbreaking book from the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and coauthors of Giving the Love that Heals is the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing couples today: Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it. We don't realize all the ways that our resistance to appreciation, praise, compliments, and accepting help from others hurts us and cripples our relationships. Many partners learn how to give love, but many more undermine their relationships by for-getting something that is equally important -- learning to receive it. According to the authors, the root of the problem is the self-rejection that began in childhood, when our parents and caretakers unintentionally failed to nurture or directly rejected traits, characteristics, or im-pulses when we were children. We end up rejecting in ourselves whatever our caretakers ignored or rejected in the course of our childhoods. When we become adults, this makes it impossible to let in the love we want and need, even when our partners offer it. As a result, we dismiss compliments, minimize gestures of affection, and create obstacles to true intimacy. In this book, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relation-ship Therapy, offer a definitive guide to breaking the shackles of self-rejection and embracing the love our partners offer. Receiving Love is a very personal book for Drs. Hendrix and Hunt, and much of their own journey is the inspiration for it. Drawing on their renowned expertise, the wide clinical experience of hundreds of Imago therapists, and their own personal experience, the authors are able to offer detailed guidance on how to conquer the problems that come from self-rejection and embrace the gifts that are abundant in every person's life, if only we knew how to accept them. With its groundbreaking theory, challenging processes, and inspiring examples, this book holds the key to loving relationships that last.

Receiving Love Workbook

Be sure that the receiving partner feels loved and honored. Then, no matter how silly the Sender is being, the underlying feelings of praise and love will come through, accompanied with smiles and laughter. Do not tease or make fun of ...

Author: Harville Hendrix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416523017

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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A companion workbook to the critically acclaimed relationship book Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved In 2004, Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, authored Receiving Love, a critically acclaimed guide to cultivating a loving, long-lasting relationship that Publishers Weekly called "intelligent and insightful . . . wise and sophisticated." Now, in the Receiving Love Workbook, Hendrix and Hunt have constructed a companion to that groundbreaking book in which they outline a simple, practical plan that will help you to apply the advice and exercises in Receiving Love to your own relationship. Receiving Love showed that while many men and women know how to give love, many more undermine their relationships by never having learned how to accept it. The Receiving Love Workbook will help you and your partner to explore the effect that this type of self-rejection has had in your individual lives and in your relationship as a couple. It contains a unique twelve-week course designed to help you work through the exercises in Receiving Love. It provides the same step-by-step instructions and examples that couples who participate in a couples' workshop or work with an Imago Relationship Therapist would experience. For those who are ready to take specific steps to surmount the self-rejection and heal its causes, the Receiving Love Workbook will help you to make the changes that will establish an easy, natural pattern of giving and receiving love and that will create the relationship of your dreams.

Receiving God s Love

And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.' Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, 'Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?' Jesus answered and said to ...

Author: Women of Faith

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780785252603

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Women who are new believers and women who have been friends of God for years will benefit from this reminder that they are precious to God. In this study guide you'll discover the height, width, and breadth of God's amazing love for you! With solid Biblical principles at every turn, each heart that encounters these study guides will be enriched with the everlasting good news of divine worth and divine calling. "

Personal Prayer A Guide for Receiving the Father s Love

He moves us beyond yes/no answers to rest in His gaze upon us and accept His self-giving love for us. As we receive this answer, it makes us rethink our questions. We discover how trivial our initial concerns are and our minds slowly ...

Author: Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781645850250

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. Given that we are weak and even sinful human beings, how can it be that God has anything to do with us? What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God? Why is God so silent and hidden? How do we grow in prayer? Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love brings the depth of human experience together with the Catholic tradition of prayer to present the path to an intimate and vulnerable relationship with God. Experienced spiritual directors Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, and Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, explore the many forms of Catholic prayer and demonstrate that vulnerability is essential to growing in relationship with God. Rich with the wisdom of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and the writings of the saints, Personal Prayer is an exhaustive guide for priests, religious, and laity desiring to receive the Father’s love in a profoundly personal way.

I Just Want To Be Loved

Our divine purpose is to live from a place of love in self love, to live our Spirit, share our gifts and talents with all of creation, ... Loving yourself opens you to loving others and receiving love back from others.

Author: Susan Faye Davis

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452579900

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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Discover This One Principle One Solution to Create Happiness And Success in All Areas of Your Life! - Unhealthy Weight - Constant battle to lose weight only to re-gain more. Are you Hiding from Happiness? Learn how to make lasting changes from the inside out. - Failed Relationships - Always attracting wounded partners. A mirror of low self-esteem? Discover how to change limiting beliefs and attract perfect relationships. - Never Enough Money - Always just enough to get by. Feeling unworthy of prosperity? Develop the skills necessary to attract abundance into your life. - Self-Sabotage - Procrastination, excuses. Afraid of success? Learn how to overcome limiting behavior.

Receiving the Gift of Friendship

He could not talk with me about the movements of his heart or my heart or the heart of God. He could explain nothing to me in words. But his heart was there, totally alive, full of love, which he could both give and receive.

Author: Hans S. Reinders

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802862327

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.

Receiving God s Cape

Love Church centers more on social responsibility: making sure everyone's bellies are filled, the environment stays green, and ensuring people of all races, genders, and sexual orientations receive equal treatment.

Author: Raven Smith

Publisher: Scott Smith

ISBN: 9781505465655


Page: 170

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For many centuries, religious men have purposely suppressed the Holy Spirit’s superhero-like power because it threatened their personal kingdoms—a power that gives every believer purpose and provides lasting victory over sin. This is the same power that was evident in the Apostle’s lives in the book of Acts, but has since been limited to only a remnant of believers who walked in it by faith; but all that is about to change. In this book, you’ll have the ability to unlock the truth of the Holy Spirit’s anointing to increase your faith to an unstoppable level. This book holds the key to unlocking supernatural gifts and power for you to enhance the Lord’s reputation in this earth! IN THIS BOOK, YOU’LL DISCOVER: *How the power of the Holy Spirit is available for every believer *How God has made believers kings and priests, redeeming their purpose *How you are essential to expanding God’s kingdom through the Holy Spirit’s gifts *Why many churchgoers are staying with Jesus but are leaving the church *Why our churches are no longer impacting culture, and what we can do to change it *How believers are part of the Body of Christ, and what that really means

What True Love Is

Now, let us see why, based on the previous explanation: • When you prioritize your beliefs above righteousness and wise changes, you deprive yourself from receiving love; • When you decide that you won't voluntarily offer love until you ...

Author: Robin Sacredfire

Publisher: 22 Lions Bookstore:


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 42

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During your entire life, you’ll experience the worst and the best from everyone you’ll encounter, and most of the times, you’ll be unaware of how much these experiences affect your attitude towards others. We grow more positive or negative, depending on the amount of negativity or positivity accumulated from our experiences, and depending also on how we handle them within us. But are we victims? Do we deserve what happens to us? Do we have a choice on how we learn from each relationship? Can we truly change and become better persons? The answers we choose for any of these questions defines who we are, what we do, and the decisions we make along our path with the ones we encounter. Such decisions, on the other hand, will then reflect back at our identity, by reinforcing what already exists within us, or by leading us into the recreation of a new self. There is no such thing as being stronger or weaker but merely more ware or not of our own power and responsibility towards our life. And, no matter what, it is still better to be aware under any circumstance than having a false pride in what regards our perceptions of the world and society in particular. We shouldn’t need masks to hide our nature from others. The lack of answers to our questions related to love, either for us or others, defines a strong ideal and values lacking recognition, and not the opposite. This is what we see in beautiful women that can’t find the man they’re looking for, get married, have children and live wonderful family lives. They may even start developing the idea that men don’t appreciate them, that men only love the wrong women and, in doing so, become more depreciative and bitter themselves. And once this happens, they will probably find other explanations to deny the failure within their ego. And such answers will then revert back into blaming others or circumstances, rather that restarting a healing process that is necessary to occur from within. And the problem in all this equation, that actually applies to both genders, is not related to results only, but foremost to whom we become. To look at such individuals and say that they can’t have a healthy relationship isn’t as important as to say that they don’t love themselves. They’ve lost their sense of purpose. And now, the answers they seek are related to the belief that they’re superior to others in intellect and independency. The answers that these individuals need, on the other hand, are found within their heart and hidden behind prejudice and defense mechanisms they've learned to apply in all encounters. With these concepts in consideration, this book intends to provide more wisdom on how to handle difficult relationships and overcome the problem on not being able to give and receive love, while looking at the social, psychological and spiritual perspectives, and by understanding how they interact in our own personal perception of reality.

Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships

Countless books have been written about how to do a better job of loving. This book is different because it will help you focus instead on your capacity to receive love and how you can go about opening up that capacity.

Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482275X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why if love is so great and powerful are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships begins by showing how all our relational problems arise out of a universal, core wounding around love that affects not only our personal relationships but the quality of life in our world as a whole. This wounding shows up as a pervasive mood of unlove—a deep sense that we are not intrinsically lovable just as we are. And this shuts down our capacity to trust, so that even though we may hunger for love, we have difficulty opening to it and letting it circulate freely through us. This book takes the reader on a powerful journey of healing and transformation that involves learning to embrace our humanness and appreciate the imperfections of our relationships as trail-markers along the path to great love. It sets forth a process for releasing deep-seated grievances we hold against others for not loving us better and against ourselves for not being better loved. And it shows how our longing to be loved can magnetize the great love that will free us from looking to others to find ourselves. Written with penetrating realism and a fresh, lyrical style that honors the subtlety and richness of our relationship to love itself, this revolutionary book offers profound and practical guidance for healing our lives as well as our embattled world.

Live a Life of Love Devotional for the Father less English edition

Love that cannot be paid by anything in our part. ... We must receive the love of the Father with all our hearts, souls, and minds. • Why? Because receiving love is one of our greatest obstacles as fathersless person.

Author: Rachmat Reza

Publisher: My Fatherless Story


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 209

View: 356


52 devotional for the father(less) for personal use or in group settings. Daily or weekly reminder from God the Father for the father(less).

Giving and Receiving Hospitality Worship Music and Arts

Love One Another Prepare to enter this experience: John 13: 31b-35 relates Jesus' new commandment to love one another. Jesus asks the disciples to love each other as he loved them because, he says, in this way everyone will know you are ...

Author: Art Clyde

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846944888

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The New Testament word for stranger is also translated as host and guest. Hospitality is never a one way street, but a circle or roundabout that gives and receives. The one who invites and the one invited are each in turn host and guest. While sharing back and forth, we uncover connections, empathy, and surprising growth. This book focuses is for worship planners who want to explore worship that is more hospitable as well as worship that includes the musical and visual arts. Practicing our faith is a lifelong process. When completed, this series will offer 24 practices in 10 different life settings. These seek a deeper, stronger relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and with one another. This series can be used at any time or stage in your life.

Receiving Jesus

The Way of Love Mariann Edgar Budde. a hard-won truth, or a capacity that's grown in us because of our experience, or a gift that sustains us through our ordeal. We would never wish what we have gone through on anyone, ...

Author: Mariann Edgar Budde

Publisher: Church Publishing

ISBN: 9781640652408

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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• Practical and inspiring ways to practice a Jesus-centered life • Foreword by Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church So often we think of the Christian faith as an obligation or as a set of beliefs that we must hold. With this outlook, we can lose sight of what is most important: the invitation to experience a loving, personal relationship with God. It’s a relationship we can trust, where we can find refuge and solid ground upon which to stand. The Way of Love set forth by the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry is the journey of a lifetime. It’s a way of knowing God, receiving and sharing Jesus’ love, and being a blessing to the world. Mariann Edgar Budde shares her thoughts on how the reader can come to know--to receive--Jesus more deeply in practicing the Way of Love. Through the seven practices that have been put before us: to turn, to learn, to pray and to worship, to bless, to go, and to rest, she will share biblical stories, wisdom from the Christian tradition, and her own personal stories of spiritual growth.

Quantum Love

You are opening yourself to giving and receiving love. It is this final step that will move you into coherence, which is a state of pure, unconditional love. Just as we move through life outside of our bodies, we all too often move ...

Author: Laura Berman, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401948849

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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Falling in love is a thrilling, transcendent experience . . . but what about staying in love? Once the intense excitement of a new relationship starts to fade, you may think your only options are to somehow recapture that early magic or settle for a less than fulfilling love life. Now love, sex, and relationship expert Laura Berman, Ph.D., taps the latest scientific and metaphysical research to offer an inspiring alternative: a higher level of love beckoning you to move forward, not backward. Using the essential truth we’ve learned from the study of quantum physics—the fact that at our molecular core, each of us is simply a vessel of energy—Dr. Berman explains how you can use what’s happening in your inner world to create a level of passion, connection, and bliss in your relationship that you’ve never imagined possible. Drawing on her clinical practice and case studies as well as her personal journey, she guides you to: • Plot your unique energetic frequency of love with her Quantum Lovemap • Work consciously with the energy of your body, heart, and mind • Make four key commitments designed to raise your energetic profile • Bring your frequency into harmony with your partner’s so that you can grow together • Learn how to have Quantum Sex (which is every bit as good as it sounds) We can’t go back to the honeymoon phase, but there is something so much better available. Quantum Love lets you reach new heights of intimacy as you gain a fuller sense of purpose in life and love.

The Wise Leader

In other words, how could I possibly accept your love, since I'm not worthy of being loved? ... Some may be afraid to show that they like receiving love because they might become dependent on it, and then how can you be sure that love ...

Author: Paul D. Houston and Stephen L. Sokolow

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491710289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Core values and principles can sustain and inspire you during challenging times, and the more you practice and embody them, the more likely you are to become a wiser leader. Paul D. Houston, executive director emeritus of the American Association of School Administrators, and Stephen L. Sokolow, a founding partner and executive director of the Center for Empowered Leadership, offer eighteen core leadership values and principles to help you do the right things, in the right way, at the right time, and for the right reasons. The core values you'll learn include how to focus on the positive; empower and uplift others; operate from a base of compassion; and recognize the seeds of wisdom. Wise leaders view all people as having natural gifts, and it's important to help them grow. What's more, supporting and valuing people encourages them to do more for you and for the organization. Enhance organizational productivity, creativity, and capacity by learning and applying eighteen core values of The Wise Leader. "Never will you find such a constellation of distilled wisdom on leadership for all circumstances." --Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto

Receiving Love

For others, love seems unattainable and difficult. Readers explore what Receiving Love is really all about and how they can achieve better relationships with each other and with God.

Author: Joseph Biuso

Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing

ISBN: 1564765393

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Love is critically important to everyone, yet somehow, it seems that some people have a higher "love quotient" than others. They give love freely and seem to bask in the love of those around them. For others, love seems unattainable and difficult. Readers explore what Receiving Love is really all about and how they can achieve better relationships with each other and with God.

Discover the Secret of True Love

Love is ability to put someone's happiness above your own. Love is a friend who ... Love is blind. Love is like morning dew – the more it gets older the more it gets colder. Love is God. ... Love is giving without thought of receiving.

Author: Consolatus C. Okorondu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595614653

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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In the midst of the many hardships we endure in our daily lives, it can be difficult to define the true meaning of love, let alone find it. Yet living without such love can leave us empty and unfulfilled. Consolatus C. Okorondu can help. Drawing on her personal relationship with God and many of her life experiences, Okorondu explores the supreme definition of love and how it can offer us liberation from the darkness within our souls. With an in-depth look at scriptures from the Holy Bible, Okorondu shares how true love will always lead you to peace and harmony toward God, others, and yourself. Learn how the fruits of love-patience, understanding, acceptance, consideration, honesty, forgiveness, and communication-are the key to successful relationships with others, whether it be your family, your spouse, your friends, or even your co-workers. Okorondu also shares different personal interpretations of love from others to reveal how the common human experience unites us all. But at its heart, Discover the Secret of True Love shows the awesome love that God has for each of his children. Find inner peace with the love from our almighty Father and renew your spirit!

The Power of Receiving

It takes strength to open your heart and emotions to receive love! You are challenged to remain in the present with a current individual, rather than retreating to the suffering past/fantasy future time line.

Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Once in a blue moon an idea comes along that once heard seems so obvious that you wonder why somebody hasn't written about it before. Amanda Owen's The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve presents a new paradigm for the 21st century-a philosophy that values receiving as much as giving and demonstrates that giving is enhanced when receiving is embraced. With the formula: Believe + Receive = Achieve, The Power of Receiving presents a wholly original yet easily accessible road map for people to follow, showing readers how to restore balance to their over-extended lives and attract the life they desire and deserve. Inspiring stories are featured about people who have experienced life-altering results after becoming skilled Receivers, including Ken who regained his hearing after a devastating hearing-loss, Julie who met the man she would later marry, and Don who received an extra $1,000 a month in his pay check. Based on over twenty years of research into the nature of receptivity and its link to manifestation, The Power of Receiving offers a unique vision for anyone seeking to create greater reciprocity in their relationships and more harmony and abundance in their lives.

Illustrations of Scripture for the Children of the New Church

If we love others , we shall , of course , desire that they may have such affections and thoughts ; and we shall do whatever we can , in order that they may have them , or , at least , that they may have an opportunity to receive them ...

Author: General Convention (NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH)


ISBN: BL:A0017664668


Page: 258

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